Armin Van Buuren initially was reported to be holding strong against claims of copyright infringement. The detroit based duo, Underground Resistance, claimed Armin stole their logo when he labeled his new Ibiza based party, Universal Religion. While the logos were almost identical, it was a standard font with the letters U and R in a rectangle box. To say it was basic was an understatement.
The Decision To Change Comes To Light
Today Resident Advisor reported that Armin and his team have decided to remove the logo from the branding of their new party. The AvB team released a statement claiming, “will only communicate the full name of the concept: Universal Religion. All logos/flyers will be changed ASAP.”
The decision comes after a rebuke of the claims by Van Buuren. We are happy to see both parties were able to work out the issues around the logo in question. You can read Armin's full statement below:
“I would like to start off by saying how unfortunate and unpleasant this situation is for everyone involved. My team, the team of Hï/Ushuaïa and myself were not aware of the similarities between our logo and the logo of Underground Resistance. Originally, UR—the name of the new event through which I'll perform in Ibiza every week—is derived from Universal Religion, an older but nonetheless well-known Armin van Buuren concept. Its symbol, which consists of a custom-made font and frame, was designed to conform with the Armin van Buuren brand.”